DAILY CATHOLIC     MONDAY     August 2, 1999     vol. 10, no. 143

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES & MEMORIES: TIME CAPSULES

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Historical Events in Church Annals for August 2:

  • 257 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Stephen 1, 23rd successor of Peter. He was beheaded during a religious function on his pontifical chair in the Catacombs of St. Callixtus.

  • 640 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Severinus, 71st successor of Peter, who condemned the monoteletic heresy and because he did so, suffered the retaliation of Heraclius, Byzantine emperor who ordered the sacking of the Basilica of St. John Lateran's and the Lateran Palace.

  • 686 A.D.
  • Death of Pope John V, 82nd successor of Peter, whose election was due to the interference of the Byzantine Court.

  • 1191 A.D.
  • During the Third Crusade, the Saladin delivers the first installment of freed prisoners from Acre for the ransom money.

  • 1552 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Basil the Blessed.

  • 1942 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Edith Stein, who was canonized this last year on October 11th. Like Saint Maximilian Kolbe, she died in the horrific German prison camp of Auschwitz. This Jewish woman converted to Catholicism and became Sister Theresa Bernadetta of Jesus.


August 2, 1999 MONDAY       volume 10, no. 143
TIME CAPSULES

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